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Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships 2009

Scholarship: Australian Leadership Awards(ALA) Scholarships 2009 (Website)

Offered By: Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

Key Dates:
Last date for submitting online application form: June 30, 2008

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant must be a citizen of one of the participating countries:
  • Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kiribati, Laos, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis & Futuna
  • The applicant must not have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence status, nor be in the process of applying.
  • Applicants must have completed a university level qualification which is at least equivalent in standard to an Australian Bachelors degree
  • Applicants are expected to have strong written and spoken English language skills.

More detailed Eligibility Conditions here.

The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Scholarships are a component of a regional program that aims to develop leadership and build partnerships and linkages within the Asia-Pacific.The ALA program comprises of Scholarships and Fellowships. ALA Scholarships are academically elite awards offered to high achievers from the Asia-Pacific region each year to undertake postgraduate study (Masters or Doctorate) and a Leadership Development Program in Australia.

Awards are open to all fields of study, however, study programs that relate to the priority themes of international trade, pandemics, security and climate change (including clean energy) are encouraged. Scholarships are not available for military training, or training in areas related to nuclear technology and flying aircraft.

Leadership Development Program (LDP):
The LDP comprises a three day conference in Canberra, regional workshops and leadership coaching and practice opportunities. The LDP increases skills in leadership and enhances participants’ understanding of the challenges at national, regional and global levels. LDP aims to help scholars realise their full leadership potential and provides important networking and collaborative opportunities for ALA scholars.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • An ALA Masters Scholarship, taken over two years can be valued up to A$150,000.
  • An ALA Doctorate Scholarship, taken over four years can be valued up to A$300,000.

Applications can be submitted both Online and by Mail. For Online Applications visit here and for sending it by mail, the application has to be sent to the appropriate Australian High Commissions, Embassies or their Managing Contractors of the country where the Applicant is residing.

Note: ALA scholars are required to return to their home country or the region for two years after they have completed their studies.

For more details visit Homepage.
For eligibility here.
For Selection Criteria here.
For Application Procedure here.

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